Brewer's Caleb Eggert (right) and Waterville's Dalton Henderson try to gain control of the puck during their hockey game on Wednesday at Penobscot Ice Arena in Brewer.
Brewer High School hockey goalie celebrates 17th birthday with shutout win over Waterville
Men, women and children brave the water at the Natural Resources Council of Maine's annual Dip and Dash to raise money for climate change issues on Wednesday at the East End Beach in Portland. The event also featured a 5k run.
Dip and Dash participants take plunge into Portland Harbor
Portland Police Officers Graham Hults (left) and Joe Chappell pose for a photo with the staff at Casco Bay Eye Care earlier this month. The duo's temporary walking beat assignment ends this week.
#FOOTBEAT: Portland police build rapport by pounding the pavement, posting online
Portland Police officers stand at the ready at the scene of a standoff on Alder Street in this 2013 BDN file photo.
Portland-area police have received more than $2 million in surplus military equipment
An apartment fire at Holden Square Apartments on Upper Dedham Road in Holden on Sunday night left all residents evacuated and two hospitalized.
Apartment fire at Holden complex for elderly and disabled displaces residents
Christopher Ruhlin, owner of Herbal Tea and Tobacco, sits in the smoking parlor of the Bangor shop.
‘A little dab’ll do ya’: Popularity of ‘honey oil,’ marijuana concentrates growing in Maine
A shepherd waits for his cue during the Christmas presentation at the Church of Universal Fellowship on Main Street in Orono Wednesday.
Orono wise men rap on Christmas Eve: ‘There’s a stranger in the manger’
Jennifer Jacques (right) helps put her daughter Asha Kirkland's hair into pigtails while her other daughter, Aria Tapman, 6, watches in their Itty Bitty House in Orland on Saturday.
‘It has definitely restored my faith in humanity:’ Orland family celebrates Christmas at the Itty Bitty House
Construction workers install a portion of the roof on Dec. 11, 2014, for the new Helen's Restaurant in Machias. The iconic eatery was destroyed by fire in July. The new restaurant is scheduled to open in late March.
New building for Helen’s Restaurant in Machias under construction, set to open in March
BDN's Sarah Walker Caron (left) and Emily Burnham search downtown Bangor recently for the best hot cocoa.
Food showdown: Finding the best hot cocoa in Bangor
Holiday lights are seen in the Gettysburg Avenue neighborhood in Brewer on Friday.
Brightening the season: Brewer neighborhood lets Christmas lights shine
Donna Martin helps answer letters to Santa at the Forest Avenue Post Office in Portland on Monday. This year, volunteers will answer about 800 letters.
Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas…: Postal Service employees bring the cheer and answer kids letters to Santa
 Ribbons and cards bearing the message "We all matter" were given to those attending the vigil for the homeless at the Hammond Street Congregational Church in Bangor on Sunday.
Bangor church hosts vigil for homeless on longest night of year
A Maine State police officer moves the yellow tape to allow funeral worker to collect the bodies of a woman and her two children at the scene of suspicious deaths on Paul Road in Garland Sunday.
Police charge man in murders of Garland woman, 2 children
Nine-year-old Maurcia Mosley has been playing piano since she was 3 years old.
Gift of music: Bangor girl given piano played by generations of Mainers
Three sleepy puppies "in the sack" are being cared for in one of Santa's sub-precincts, awaiting Christmas day and a permanent home as a gift from Santa in this December 1956 file photo. They are part of a litter of five at the Bangor Humane Society's shelter on Howard Street. Ernest F. Crowell, humane society agent, said they are a mixture of spaniel, collie and shepherd. Also at the shelter and anxious to find an owner are two cute boxer pups.
Happy holidays: The spirit of Christmas past across Maine
BDN writer Kathleen Pierce's corner office for 24 hours.
Inside L.L. Bean’s Freeport flagship store, an around-the-clock look
Jen Bailey, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service, wheels her "hamper" of letters and packages out of the sorting facility deep beneath the post office on Forest Avenue in Portland on Thursday -- the busiest day of the year.
Maine letter carriers deliver packages, mail on US Postal Service’s busiest day of the year
Verso Paper millworkers leave the mill one last time Wednesday in Bucksport.
Bucksport residents, workers mark final shift at closing paper mill
Piper Mountain Christmas Trees' Troy Oliver carries a freshly cut balsam fir to a device to burr a hole into the bottom of the tree Thursday in Newburgh.
Christmas roots alive and well on Piper Mountain farm